8th graders: Algebra (exponents in equations review), Constitution Test prep, Lit; "Boy Who Harnassed the Wind" novel unit Ch 3-6 (response to literature and character analysis) with Africa geography and electricity lessons, Start Science Olympiad events just assigned by coach last week,
5th grader: Probabilty and fractions, Map work (Calif/U.S.), Lit; finish "The Lorax" novel unit with plot development, art and science activities, Finish sea life project from surf camp (collecting photos and classifying those she encountered during camp)
Everybody reads their own books about an hour or so a day...One of the 8th graders is reading "The God Particle" the other is going back to "The Red Pyramid" and the 5th grader is doing something new I've not heard of before....Oh and band starts this week so drums, saxaphone and clarinet will once more be heard throughout the house (oh Joy!)
Science: Work, Energy and Simple Tools
Math: Addition Review until she can do it in her sleep so we can move on to subtaction.
Grammar: Titles of respect and writing a letter.
Geography: Talk about Mexico on our North America map we've been working on for the last 2 weeks
Everything else is just basic, read the next story in her reader, handwriting practice, art/music, spanish etc..
This week my two brothers are out from Fl. and Ca. so we are basically visiting and pushed back school until next Monday. Which is perfect since I haven't cleaned out the school room yet!
For Sweet Pea, Astronomy: TelescopesMath: Prime and Composite numbers and multiply by 12History: Exploring England From Queen Elizabeth I - Charles II and the Cromwell break & Working on Pennsylvania for our state projectSpelling, Cursive, and ReadingWriting: letter of InvitationLittle Man: Math: Counting to 20Morning work: Calendar, clocks, and weatherSpelling and Reading
We are reading Johnny Tremain and I Samuel, working on memorizing pieces of Paul Revere's Ride and the Declaration of Independence. Latin, Astronomy for the youngers and Biology for the high schooler. Math, HomeEc, English...
Pre-K: making a tens block with the unit blocks, The continents, 5 sight words, making secondary colors.
1st: Reading Ned and Ted, The continents and oceans review and which major mountain ranges are on each, 5 sight words, self-portrait.
3rd: Reading Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Continents oceans and moutain ranges and the major rivers, spelling review list, possessives of irregular plurals, self-portrait, The 5 and 10 multiplication facts.
Altogether: Finishing the vikings, Finishing eco-systems by latitude and vegetation, Reading Pickles to Pittsburgh (with projects), making zucchini bread, making bar-b-que sauce, roasting tomatoes, and making peanutbutter.
We are learning about flight and the Wright brothers, fables and folktales, rocks, and writing a compare - contrast essay with DS1.
Ds2 is learning about the letter Dd.
We're watching T.V. (Magic school bus, Wild Kratts) Brushing up on double digit addition/subtraction, reading about Greek Gods, and doing some reading and writing.
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